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Tanzila Ahmed

Tanzila ‘Taz’ Ahmed is an activist, storyteller and politico based in Los Angeles. An electoral organizer by trade, she’s mobilized thousands of Asian American and Pacific Islanders to the polls in more than 17 different languages in the past 15 years. Essayist, poet and now podcaster, her writing developed around creating a counternarrative for the communities that she belonged to, whether youth, Muslim, South Asian or counterculture. She can be heard monthly on The #GoodMuslimBadMuslim podcast and can be read monthly in her Radical Love column at She was a long-time writer for Sepia Mutiny and is published in the anthology Love, Inshallah: The Secret Love Lives of American Muslim Women. Her writing has been featured on The Aerogram, The Nation, Left Turn Magazine, Angry Asian Man, MTV Iggy, Taqwacore Webzine, Mideast Tunes, The SAALT Spot, Wiretap Magazine, AlterNet, IMOW, PopandPolitics, Kahani, Falling Star Magazine and more.